Redis search (with word prefix) for node.js
This project was forked from reds, a light-weight Redis search for node.js (https://github.com/visionmedia/reds).
Originally, the reds does not index the prefix of words.
The articles that have word
tomato can not be found by search query
Users need to input the full query
tomato to found them.
This project aimed to solve this constraint.
Users can query articles that contains word
tomato by using search query
It is more suitable for mobile web application, or mobile application that is hard to type a full word
$ npm install redsip
The first thing you'll want to do is create a
Search instance, which allows you to pass a
key, used for namespacing within Redis so that you may have several searches in the same db.
var search = redsip.createSearch('pets');
redsip acts against arbitrary numeric or string based ids, so you could utilize this library with essentially anything you wish, even combining data stores. The following example just uses an array for our "database", containing some strings, which we add to redsip by calling
Search#index() padding the body of text and an id of some kind, in this case the index.
var strs = ;strs;strs;strs;strs;strs;strs;strs;strs;
To perform a query against redsip simply invoke
Search#query() with a string, and pass a callback, which receives an array of ids when present, or an empty array otherwise.
Search results for "fer":- Loki, Jane, and Tobi are ferrets- Mustachio is the Ferrari
By default redsip performs an intersection of the search words, the following example would yield the following output:
Search results for "tobi dollars":- Tobi wants four dollars
We can tweak redsip to perform a union by passing either "union" or "or" to
redsip.search() after the callback, indicating that any of the constants computed may be present for the id to match.
The intersection would yield the following since only one string contains both "Tobi" and "dollars".
Search results for "tobi dollars":- Tobi wants four dollars- Tobi only wants $4- Loki, Jane, and Tobi are ferrets
var search = redsip;searchindex'Foo bar baz' 'abc';searchindex'Foo bar' 'bcd';search;search;
Currently redsip strips stop words and applies the metaphone and porter stemmer algorithms to the remaining words before mapping the constants in Redis sets. For example the following text:
Tobi is a ferret and he only wants four dollars
Converts to the following constant map:
Tobi: 'TB'ferret: 'FRT'wants: 'WNTS'four: 'FR'dollars: 'DLRS'
This also means that phonetically similar words will match, for example "stefen", "stephen", "steven" and "stefan" all resolve to the constant "STFN". redsip takes this further and applies the porter stemming algorithm to "stem" words, for example "counts", and "counting" become "count".
Consider we have the following bodies of text:
Tobi really wants four dollars For some reason tobi is always wanting four dollars
The following search query will then match both of these bodies, and "wanting", and "wants" both reduce to "want".
tobi wants four dollars
A tiny body of text is currently indexed in ~13ms, or 76 ops/s.
A small 1.6kb body of text is currently indexed in ~60ms, or 16 ops/s (x10 slower than original reds).
Medium bodies such as 40kb operate around 6 ops/s, or 166ms (equal with the original reds).
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